Gender Neutral Nursery

Happy Tuesday babes!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  

Today I am excited to share an initial inspiration board for a gender neutral nursery!  

One of my good friends is expecting, but is not finding out the sex of the baby ahead of time.  When she asked me for help with the nursery I was flattered and also giddy with excitement!  Y'all know I'm a wannabe interior designer, so having the chance to actually play decorator start to finish in a space is a huge deal to me!

The mama to be came over last night and I shared this board with her.  I'm delighted to share that she loves it, and we had so much fun planning and discussing for hours.

To give you a bit of background...

I'm not a big fan of nurseries that scream baby; rather I prefer spaces that can grow with baby into childhood.  

From the start, I knew I wanted a pale lime for the walls.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate a good mix of colors and patterns.  

After that, the biggest piece of inspiration came when I found that fun zebra head at none other than the Serena & Lily.  Y'all know about my love for zebra in all things decor (see here), but you may not realize that I also am a proponent of using black and white accents to ground a space that is filled with lots of other colors, textures, and patterns.  That being said, the zebra head was a no-brainer as a focal point for my design. From there, the board kind of evolved on its own.  Turquoise and lime is one of my favorite color combinations and I thought orange was a good gender neutral accent color.  If designing the space for a girl, I would have made bright pink the accent.

Finally, I wanted to be sure to incorporate pieces that could later be adapted to other spaces within the home:  A baby is only going to need a nursery for 2-3 years, so spending lots of money on pieces for that short time frame isn't ideal.  For example, rather than going for a traditional changing table, I felt a dresser was the more logical choice.  That gorgeous regency style dresser can stay in the room for years to come, but would be equally fabulous styled in an entryway.  
Well, what do you think?

What is your nursery style?

I can't wait to continue to update you over the next several months on the nursery's progress!

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Have a great day!